War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0683 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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moving forward. Do urge Lee forward. His troops ought to march in several bodies; those leaind never to wait for those following. General Lee seems to be committing the error of allowing the front to wait for the rear. On reaching railroad march should be continued by those not taken up at Chester until they meet trains.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C.,

March 24, 1865.

General BEAUREGARD, Raleigh:

Order Ferguson's brigade of cavalry here immediately.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 24, 1865-11. 30 a. m.

Lieutenant Colonel DEL. KEMPER, Hillsborough, N. C.:

All artillery from westward, with or without horses, must stop at Hillsborough until further orders.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

(Same to Major E. Willis, Salisbury, N. C.)

RALEIGH, N. C., March 24, 1865-12 m.

Colonel DEL. KEMPER, or

SENIOR OFFICER AT HILLSBOROUGH, N. C.:

In addition to your other duties you will assume temporary command while there of the post at Hillsborough.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 24, 1865-1. 30 p. m.

Brigadier General L. S. BAKER, Weldon, N. C.:

Nothing of importance to-day from Smithfield. Sherman and Schofield have united at Golsborough.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 24, 1865-1. 35 p. m.

General S. D. LEE, Chester, S. C. (or to be forwarded):

General Johnston desires you to urge forward your troops rapidly as possible. On reaching the Charlotte railroad marching should continue by troops not taken up until they meet train coming for them.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 24, 1865-11. 50 a. m.

Major E. WILLIS, Chief Quartermaster, Salisbury, N. C.:

Major McCrady, engineer at Charlotte, wants a train of cars for fifteen days to remove the iron of the Statesville road. The matter is referred to you by General Beauregard, and is approved, if the train can be spared. Communicate with McCrady at Charlotte and Lieutenant Evans at Salisbury, and assist them.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.